Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in December 2011
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
Some agencies have more than 100 domains and dozens of Web hosting providers, but administration has ordered agencies to clean up their mess.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.
The White House has instructed agencies to think 'cloud first' for new IT requirements. Here's how government CIOs are making the transition.
The federal government has embraced mobile applications with enthusiasm, creating dozens of iPhone and Android smartphone apps. More recently, agencies have begun developing iPad apps. These 10 stand out for their visual appeal and functionality.
U.S. and Indian governments collaborate on Data.gov-in-a-Box, an open source version of the Obama administration transparency platform.